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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. The posts in Educators in Action are provided by our Board, Fellows, State Leaders, and Award winners. If you have any questions about the blog, please contact Leadership Coordinator Jordan Kronz for more information!

  • HOSA!

    As all of us in CTE know, we have to incorporate CTSOs into our curriculum. My students are members of Health Occupation Students of America. Each year, we select officers, do fundraisers and attend conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:43 PM

  • Developing Creative Careers

    On April 19, several hundred students from schools throughout Colorado gathered at the Auraria campus in Denver for the 4th annual Creative Careers Festival. This festival was developed to give students in Colorado creative careers CTSOs access to the following opportunities:

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:12:46 PM

  • The Importance of Career and Technical Student Organizations

    I just recently returned from Kansas FCCLA State Leadership Conference. While there three of my students competed in STAR events and all brought home silver medals. What a great experience for these students. This opportunity gives students the chance to practice public speaking skills, organizational skills, time management and allows them to gain confidence outside the classroom. FCCLA is only one of many career and technical student organizations that provide these, and numerous other, necessary skills to succeed in life.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:16 PM

  • An Interview With a CTE Leader

    It was my absolute pleasure to interview him. Dave has been a long-time member of ACTE, as well as a high school principal and CTE director in our state.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:46 PM

  • Reflections on Professional Development

    Professional development for educators is not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher professional development is a means to enhance educational effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality of the teacher is the most important factor in raising student achievement. Surely parents overwhelmingly agree that they want the best teacher possible in every classroom. In my opinion, professional development is an integral factor in making educators the best they can be, which in turn will raise student achievement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:40 PM

  • Build Relationships With Your Students on the First Day

    One topic that ignites my passion is literacy. During my residency with ACTE I have developed several connections but one of the most enjoyable has been with USA TODAY Education. I have been writing for their CTE Teachers Lounge and Tip Jar. These sites have great ideas for your classroom and the latest buzz on topics in education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:22:31 PM

  • Literacy Strategies for You

    Literacy is an essential skill needed to be successful in education, the workforce and life in general. As educators, we strive to prepare our students to become successful and productive members of society. Surely, reading and writing are vital parts of this process.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:32 PM

  • Begin With the End in Mind

    Struggling readers often find themselves far behind their classmates. Due to the fact that the difficulty of school reading material has increased faster than their ability, they find themselves frustrated, and in turn give up on the reading assignment and associate the activity with failure. However, frustration can be just as detrimental to an advanced reader who is not challenged by but bored with a reading assignment.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:08 PM

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